Good morning my fellow campers (happy or otherwise). Today I stumbled across a site called “I Side With…” The site is ran by two folks with no party affiliation. They have a quiz that you can take and it helps match you to a political presidential candidate. I was rather surprised by my results; but too bad I’m not going to tell you what they were.
I’ve had a couple of discussions with friends, and one of my friends always says to me, “Doc, why would you vote for a 3rd party guy when you know he’s not going to win?” I always counter with “Vote who you feel would do the best job of running the country, not the guy you think is going to win the election.” And my stance on this hasn’t changed, and I believe that if everyone voted this way, the 3rd party guy would stand a chance. I would like to see a “None of the above” on the ballots as a show of no confidence.
My question for the masses, who are you going to vote for, and why? I have to admit, Gary Johnson kinda has my attention (he is a Ron Paul advocate); he did good things in New Mexico as governor. I like the essence of what his message is; “Be Libertarian with me for one election.” Could you imagine a Johnson/Paul or a Paul/Johnson ticket? That would be awesome. There are things I like and dislike about Johnson; but I think overall, I like more than I dislike, at least for now as I know it.
The things I like:
- Stop the spending and “live” within means.
- End the wars; get out of Afghanistan and stop military interventions.
- Abide by the constitution
Things I don’t like:
- Abolish the Fed
- 43% reduction in Military spending
What say you? Do you like what he has to say? I’m not a Republican, Democrat, Liberal, Conservative or [insert label here]. I am an independent voter, and I think; therefore I’m dangerous to the two party system.